Seattle Sidelines

Tampa Bay Rays' Mike Zunino celebrates his solo home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

A slice of Everett in this year’s World Series

The Rays’ Mike Zunino and the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor were teammates on the AquaSox in the summer of 2012.

 

Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf, right, catches the game-winning touchdown as Minnesota’s Anthony Harris defends in Seattle’s 27-26 victory over the Vikings on Oct. 11 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

POLL: What was the Seahawks’ biggest pre-bye moment?

Seattle is 5-0 at its bye, and there has been no shortage of defining plays.

 

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, left, smiles at Breanna Stewart after the team defeated the Las Vegas Aces to win basketball’s WNBA championship last week in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

POLL RESULTS: 2020 deemed the greatest team in Storm history

By a two-to-one margin, Seattle’s 2020 championship team out-polled the 2010 titlists.

 

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf, right, catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Harris defends near the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The 2020 Seahawks are putting on one heck of a show for fans

After the latest last-second win, a bye week gives fans — and this sportswriter — a chance to decompress.

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf, right, catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Harris defends near the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
<ins>From left, Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and Karen Bryant share a laugh during Jackson’s jersey retirement ceremony in 2016 in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)</ins>

POLL: Which Seattle Storm team is the greatest?

Is it this year’s team, which won the franchise’s fourth WNBA title, or is it the 2010 team, which also dominted?

<ins>From left, Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and Karen Bryant share a laugh during Jackson’s jersey retirement ceremony in 2016 in Seattle. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)</ins>
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Nick Margevicius (52) reacts to yielding a solo home run to the San Francisco Giants’ Darin Ruf during the second inning of a Sept. 17 game in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

POLL RESULTS: Voters conflicted on Mariners’ 2020 season

Responders were all over the map with how they evaluated Seattle’s coronavirus-truncated campaign.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Nick Margevicius (52) reacts to yielding a solo home run to the San Francisco Giants’ Darin Ruf during the second inning of a Sept. 17 game in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 27. (John Froschauer / Associated Press)

Tyler Lockett is Seattle’s most important wide receiver

He’s overshadowed by the flamboyant DK Metcalf, but Lockett makes the big plays.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 27. (John Froschauer / Associated Press)
From left to right, Seattle Mariners Kyle Lewis, Kyle Seager and Dee Gordon stand together at a “summer camp” baseball practice in July, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: How do you grade the Mariners’ 2020 season?

Seattle missed the postseason yet again while giving young players valuable experience.

From left to right, Seattle Mariners Kyle Lewis, Kyle Seager and Dee Gordon stand together at a “summer camp” baseball practice in July, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball, but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: Every victory over the Patriots is savored

All three Seahawks regular season wins over New England received good support from voters.

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball, but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Russell Wilson is NFL’s MVP — no doubt about it

After stunning performances in the Seahawks’ first two games, he’s proven he’s the league’s best player.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (25) talks with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the Seahawks won 24-23 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: What’s your favorite Seahawks-Patriots game?

The two franchises have played some doozies since Russell Wilson arrived as Seattle’s quarterback.

In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (25) talks with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the Seahawks won 24-23 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Sue Bird (left) and Breanna Stewart are looking to lead the Seattle Storm to the WNBA championship, just as they did in 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: Readers have big belief in the Seattle Storm

More than three-quarters of the voters picked the Storm to claim the WNBA championship.

Sue Bird (left) and Breanna Stewart are looking to lead the Seattle Storm to the WNBA championship, just as they did in 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Russell Wilson was cookin’ with gas in Week 1

Many Seahawks fans have called on the team to unleash its quarterback. In the season opener, that’s what happened.

Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm begin their WNBA playoff run Sunday in the semifinals against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

POLL: Will the Storm win the WNBA championship?

Seattle tied for the league’s best record and enters the playoffs as the No. 2 seed.

Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm begin their WNBA playoff run Sunday in the semifinals against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

6th annual non-predictions for the Seahawks’ season

Herald writer and awful prognosticator Nick Patterson takes a stab at what won’t happen this season.

Voters have high expectations for Bobby Wagner and the Seattle Seahawks in 2020. (Amanda Snyder/Seattle Times/TNS)

POLL RESULTS: Readers expecting big things from Seahawks

An astounding 86% of voters predicted Seattle to finish with double-digit wins this season.

Voters have high expectations for Bobby Wagner and the Seattle Seahawks in 2020. (Amanda Snyder/Seattle Times/TNS)
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have lofty goals for the 2020 NFL season. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

POLL: How many games will the Seahawks win this season?

The 2020 NFL season begins this week as Seattle opens at Atlanta on Sunday.

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have lofty goals for the 2020 NFL season. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Players take a knee during the Canadian national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks on Aug. 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo, Mike Ehrmann)

POLL RESULTS: Majority accept athletes’ social protests

In this week’s poll, 58% said they accept games getting postponed as athletes protest injustice.

Players take a knee during the Canadian national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks on Aug. 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo, Mike Ehrmann)
Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic last Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Bucks boycotted the game to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)

POLL: Where do you stand on game postponement protests?

Professional sports came to a halt last week in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic last Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Bucks boycotted the game to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)
Washington Huskies defensive back and Archbishop Murphy High School graduate Kyler Gordon won’t be playing this fall after the Pac-12 canceled fall football because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Voters favor Pac-12 canceling fall football

However, the vote was close, with 44% of responders saying the conference made the wrong call.

Washington Huskies defensive back and Archbishop Murphy High School graduate Kyler Gordon won’t be playing this fall after the Pac-12 canceled fall football because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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